Thursday, May 24, 2018

Parent: “I’m anxious and worried. What if I do a terrible job?”

The shaking had started in the delivery room. My baby's heart rate had slowed, and by the time the nurses wheeled me into surgery...

Go Forth to Bring Peace with Love

A Lesson for Families from St. Teresa of Calcutta SUSIE LLOYD I once visited one of the houses of the Missionaries of Charity, the community founded...

Our Mission Is to Make Parents Disciples

On Reaching Out to your Students’ Parents and Inviting them In JARED DEES If there is one source of complaint or repeated question I can expect...

Supporting Parents: Tips for effective parent meetings

Providing services and programs for parents and guardians is at the heart of parish catechetical effort. How can the parent meetings be both informative and...

Curating and Targeting Adult Faith Formation

On Moving Away From One Size Fits All John Roberto Typical parish adult faith formation approaches often utilize a “one-sizefits-all” program — a Lenten speaker series,...

Pornography is one of the greatest obstacles to conversion and discipleship

By Marcel LeJeune Tacking the tough subject of pornography Porn. The mere mention of the word causes many catechists to become anxious. It is a natural reaction to...

Prayer for Families: February, a month dedicated to the Holy Family

During the month of February dedicated to the Holy Family, and particularly on St. Valentine's Day, let us pray for an increase of true,...

Parent: “I lost it today. What can I do?”

My friend's husband had just lost his job. She herself was caring for her elderly parents. So when her son rolled his eyes at...

Peace in Hard Times: A lesson for families

BY SUSIE LLOYD A beautiful woman travels the world giving talks about God. She talks to an average of 2,000 people per week. Why do so...

Reaffirming the Role of Parents in Religious Education

BY LISA MLADNICH As catechists, most of us have struggled to teach children whose families are, for a variety of reasons, in a woeful state...